By Tara Machen
(LSM Oct/Nov 2014/vol. 7 – Issue 5)
Charlie “Good Times” Robison wasn’t about to let a little bad weather spoil his party. “Shit happens, rain’s gonna fall,” he said of the long overdue San Antonio down- pour on Sept. 26, which happened to be the same night he was celebrating the grand opening of his newly opened Alamo Ice House on the corner of North Alamo and 8th Avenue. When the rain ruled out us- ing the the outdoor stage and large patio area, Robison (aka the bar’s “Music Guy”) and his three partners — “Sports Guy” and former MLB pitcher Brooks Kieschnik, “Res- taurant Guy” Jeff Fuchs and “BBQ guy” Jamie Gonzalez — just moved the festivities inside. And with plenty of cold beer and BBQ sandwiches and tacos to go around — plus live music from Pauline Reese and Robison himself — nobody crammed into the joint seemed to be complaining. The Alamo Ice House is now open for business seven days a week, and odds are it won’t be long before Robison starts booking a steady stream of his famous Texas music friends to help him break in that outdoor stage — weather permitting, of course. For more info, visit www.alamoicehouse.com.